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Lit for Little Hands: A Christmas Carol by Brooke Jorden & David Miles (Illustrator)

★★★★ ½ Bah! Humbug! A classic Christmas story re-imagined for the little ones. One of my family's Christmas traditions is to watch (yet another) version of A Christmas Carol (ironically, despite watching almost a dozen different versions, I have yet to read the original.) But let me tell you - this edition is abso-freaking-lutely adorable… Continue reading Lit for Little Hands: A Christmas Carol by Brooke Jorden & David Miles (Illustrator)

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The Gifts of the Animals – Carole Gerber & Yumi Shimokawara

★★★★ The gentle beasts of sky and earth prepare their stable for Christ's birth. Everyone knows that in a little stable in Bethlehem, Christ is born...but what happened before that? How did the manger get its straw? Was there a little pillow for His head? In this sweet and charming Christmas tale, we learn how the animals… Continue reading The Gifts of the Animals – Carole Gerber & Yumi Shimokawara

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Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves – Annemarie Riley Guertin

★★★★★ As she slept, a strong gust of wind shook her from her cozy nest...Little Redbird tumbled out and fell onto the cold, hard ground. Poor little Redbird is injured just before winter sets in and she is desperate. "May I live in your warm branches until spring returns?" She tries a silvery-white birch, an oak… Continue reading Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves – Annemarie Riley Guertin

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The Boy Who Loved the Moon – Rino Alaimo

★★★★ Casting her light through an open window, she captured the heart of a lonely boy. One night, all of the lights of the neighborhood went out - completely out - and a little boy looked out the window. And he saw the moon in a way he never saw her before. Immediately, he knows he has… Continue reading The Boy Who Loved the Moon – Rino Alaimo

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Cuddle with Classics Pride and Prejudice – David W. Miles, Jane Austen, Brooke Jordan

★★★★★ It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune...must be in want of a wife. Lizzy Bennet and her four sisters live with their mom and dad. Their mom is constantly looking for a way to marry off one of the sisters and their dad seems to find that… Continue reading Cuddle with Classics Pride and Prejudice – David W. Miles, Jane Austen, Brooke Jordan

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Book – David W. Miles & Natalie Hoopes

★★★★★ Black words. On white paper. No buttons. No bonus levels. Not a single sound, in fact. A little boy takes a closer look at a book. At first...there's nothing really that appealing. There's words. And pages. But what else? They aren't as flashy or as bright as computer games...but then he looks closer and closer...and discovers… Continue reading Book – David W. Miles & Natalie Hoopes

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At the Stroke of Goodnight – Clay Rice

★★★★ The evening glows in the twilight. And all is quiet at the stroke of goodnight. The sun is down and the moon is up. All throughout the farm, the wild animals and the barn animals are settling down. The faint rustle of leaves from the doe and her fawn. But what about inside the… Continue reading At the Stroke of Goodnight – Clay Rice